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The Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology in: Applied Behaviour Analysis (PGDipPracPsych (ABA)) Organisational Psychology (PGDipPracPsych(OrgPsych))


The Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology is available to suitably qualified graduates and is designed to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competency Act.

Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology in: Applied Behaviour Analysis (PGDipPracPsych(ABA)) Organisational Psychology (PGDipPracPsych(OrgPsych))
Admission
1.   Candidates for the PGDipPracPsych must have qualified for the award of the degree of Master of Applied Psychology from the University of Waikato, or a qualifiation considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and have either
  (a)   specialised in the masters degree in the area of study of the proposed endorsement for the diploma, or
  (b)   satisfied the Chairperson of Psychology that they have undertaken sufficient graduate taught and research papers to undertake the proposed endorsement.
2.   Candidates must be in ongoing employment (paid or unpaid) in an organisation which provides them with the opportunity to practice significantly in either Applied Behaviour Analysis or in Organisational Psychology.
3.   Candidates must be accepted by the Chairperson of the Psychology Department. Admission to the programme will depend in each individual case on
  (a)   the papers passed by the candidate for the masters degree and their relevance as qualifying papers, and
  (b)   evidence of the suitability of the candidate‚Äôs current and ongoing employment, and
  (c)   the availability of suitable supervision.
Requirements for the diploma
4.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for at least one year of full time study, or not more than three years of part-time study.
5.   In order to complete the requirements of the diploma, candidates must
  (a)   gain 120 points in papers at Level 7, including any compulsory papers, as prescribed in the schedule in the Calendar, and
  (b)   prior to completion of the qualification, produce evidence to the Chairperson of Psychology of having undertaken appropriate full-time practical work for a period equivalent to one year.
Exemptions and credit transfers
6.   The Academic Board or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

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